Mehmed Rasim Calligraphy Muraqqa

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Mehmed Rasim Calligraphy Muraqqa

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This magnificent example of 18th century classical Ottoman calligraphy is a muraqqa of Hadith written by Mehmed Râsim Efendi, the rais ul-hattatin, shaykh of calligraphers of his day.

It contains eight illuminated panels, all in the form of a kitaa, with one line of Thuluth/Sulus calligraphy and 8 lines of Naskh/Nesih script in the middle. All panels are illuminated in the koltuk indentations, and bordered with gold-flecked colored papers.

Presented in an accordion binding with the original cover. Actual size, 9x6.5”/23x16.5cm.

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